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last updated 04/03/2019

Wortham Tumble Down Dick

also traded as as: Dick

historical era: mid 20th century

Rectory Rd

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The closure date of this pub is unknown, but the most recent Eye licensing records we've seen show it open at least as late as 1967.

The name Tumbledown Dick is believed to refer to Richard Cromwell, who inherited the title Lord Protector from his father Oliver, as this was one of his nicknames. It has also been claimed that it refers to a once-popular dance.

The pub is also listed at the Ling in 1874-1922. It can be seen on this old OS map from about 1903 (larger map)

old OS map


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.


Note

Tumbledown Dick was a nickname for Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver Cromwell. Perhaps there was a connection between him and Wortham?